Media Advisory - Students call for the re-integration of international
students into OHIP

TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - Students will bring thousands of petitions to Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to address the severe challenges and limitations that international students and postdoctoral fellows face to accessing health care in Ontario. While the Ontario government places a high priority on the internationalisation of the education system and economy, international students and postdoctoral fellows - and their dependents - are currently excluded from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Thousands of "Healthcare without Borders - OHIP for International Students" petitions have been collected, calling for the re-integration of international students and postdoctoral fellows into OHIP. International students contribute more than two billion dollars annually to Ontario's economy and deserve to be able to access full emergency health benefits.

    
                               Media Conference
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    DATE:     Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    TIME:     10:00 a.m.
    PLACE:    Hart House, University of Toronto, South Dining Room
              (2nd Floor)
              7 Hart House Circle

                              Petition Delivery
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    DATE:     Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    TIME:     11:15 a.m.
    PLACE:    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 10th Floor
              Hepburn Block, 80 Grosvenor Street
    

The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario unites more than 300,000 college and university students at 37 students' unions across the province, including domestic and international students at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario

For further information: For further information: Hamid Osman, National Executive Representative: (416) 925-3825 or (647) 448-2823 (cell); Joel Duff, Organiser: (416) 925-3825 or (416) 707-0349 (cell)


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